Deer Creek Campground

Area Status: Open

Deer Creek Campground is a wooded campground located at 9,168 ft. Mature trees provide shade and hiking trails are nearby. Deer Creek and Camp Creek join near the campground, providing the sound of running water. No dump station or hook-up available.

All dates are weather dependent. Dates of operation below are dates visitors may expect full service. The area also has an extended season when services such as water, trash or a host may not be available between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021.

At a Glance

Operational Hours:
Check in: 2 pm
Check out: 12 pm (noon)
Quiet hours: 10 pm to 6 am
Reservations: This campground is strictly first-come, first-served campground. No reservation is required.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
$23.00 fee per site for overnight camping. Two (2) vehicles or one (1) RV per site is included in the camping fee. $6.00 for a third vehicle. 
$7.00 fee for day use if not camping overnight.
Fees are payable by cash, check or money order.
First-come, first-served sites must be occupied the same night.
Open Season: May 28, 2021 - September 7, 2021
Best Season: Summer to early fall
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: The following restrictions apply to this campground:
  • Maximum 8 persons per site, 2 tents and 2 vehicles or 1 recreation vehicle.
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times.
  • No discharge of firearms or fireworks.
  • Only licensed vehicles can operate inside campground.
  • Camping is NOT ALLOWED behind a LOCKED GATE.
Closest Towns:

Highland Park is 3 miles east of the campground along Park County Route 47.

Denver/Morrison is approximately a 1.5 hour drive east of the campground via Highway 285.

Water: Available during peak season only
Restroom: Available during peak season only

The Interagency Senior Pass and the Interagency Access Pass qualifies for a 50% discount at concessionaire run campsites. The discount only applies to the fee for the campsite physically occupied by the pass owner, not to any additional campsite(s) occupied by members of the pass owner's party.

Operated By: Rocky Mountain Recreation Company
Information Center: During peak season, this campground is a full-service campground. Pre-season and extended season have reduced service such as water, trash, or a host may not be available. Appears on the following maps:
  • USGS Quad Mt. Evans
  • Pike National Forest
  • National Geographic Trails Illustrated #104 (Idaho Springs / Georgetown/ Loveland Pass)
Contact the South Platte Ranger District at 303.275.5610 for more information.

General Information


From Denver, travel US Highway 285 south toward Fairplay for approximately 25 miles to the top of Crow Hill. Turn north onto Park County Road 43A going towards the community of Harris Park. After 7 miles, the road splits; stay left onto the dirt road. The campground will be on your left after 2 miles.


Universally accessible picnic tables and vault toilet are available.


Parking is available for either 2 vehicles or 1 recreational vehicle per campsite. Additional parking is available apart from the campsite.

Two vehicles per site are included in the camping fee. $6.00 for a third vehicle.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Deer Creek Campground has 13 campsites to accommodate both tent and recreational vehicle camping.

Hours of Operation: Deer Creek Campground is open year-round, and is first-come, first-served campground.

RV Camping

Deer Creek Campground has 13 campsites to accommodate both tent and recreational vehicle camping.



Camping trailer: 1 recreational vehicle up to 30' allowed per campsite
Picnic tables: Picnic tables and fire rings/grates available.
Tent camping: 2 tents/ 8 people max per campsite
Parking: Parking for 2 vehicles per site.
Toilets: Vault toilets
Fee charged for some activities: Overnight or day use fees apply
Accessible: Universally accessible picnic tables and vault toilets are available.
Drinking water:

Related Information

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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